Pastoral planning on the parish level supports and accompanies the Bishops work to revitalize the spiritual and communal life of the Church. The laity has an important role to play in the work of pastoral planning. With their faith, life experience, and expertise, the Church must give voice to the hopes, dreams, and ideas of the laity that can help to plan our future in faith. The Parish Pastoral Council gives the laity a full and active voice in this important planning work.
The Parish Pastoral Council reviews the parish’s identity and mission within the mission of the Church in Brooklyn. It allows the Parish to look at itself in the light of its mission, assess strengths and resources, limitations and needs, assess the external conditions which affect the parish, make recommendations in specific areas, establish priorities and goals for 3-5 years, and devise ways to accomplish its plans. Members serve a three-year term. Nominations are elicited each spring.
Facilitator: Barbara Saur
Secretary: Patricia Zaccone